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WORK SAFE BC - Asbestos, The Hidden Killer


WORK SAFE BC - Asbestos Hazards When Renovating Older Homes

WORK SAFE BC – Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 20.112 Hazardous materials
“Before work begins on the demolition or salvage of machinery, equipment, buildings or structures, the employer or owner must ...”

– Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 6.1 Asbestos
“The employer must ensure that an inventory of all asbestos-containing materials present in the workplace is prepared and kept current. ... “

WORK SAFE BC – Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 6.50 Lead
“ The employer must develop and implement an exposure control plan meeting the requirements of section 5.54 if workers are or may be exposed to lead in excess of 50% of the exposure limits ...”

CBC DIGITAL ARCHIVES Asbestos: Magic Mineral or Deadly Dust? Topic spans: 1942 - 2002
“The needle-like fibres seemed like nature's perfect gift. Fireproof, indestructible and cheap, from the 1940s to the 1970s, asbestos was everywhere. It was woven into clothes, used to insulate buildings and even mixed with water as children's play dough. That was before studies linked asbestos dust with cancer and lung disease. Authorities now say asbestos, when handled properly, poses little risk. But nagging concerns, highlighted by the plight of the asbestos miners, have resulted in a shrivelling industry. “

CBC DIGITAL ARCHIVES  Deadly Dust: A feature report Broadcast Date: Feb. 7, 2003
“Report shows thousands of homes may be contaminated with asbestos.”

Health Canada - Mould and Your Health

“People respond to mould in different ways, depending upon the amount of exposure and the person's overall health. Some people are more vulnerable to the effects of mould than others. This includes children, the elderly and those with a weakened immune system or other medical condition(s), such as asthma, severe allergies or other respiratory conditions.”


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